If you have been keeping tabs on the trendy news, you must have come across the news about Britney Spears. The news about her conservatorship was big news in 2022.
Conservatorship is a legal process and our celebrated trustee Angelique Friend has helped many of our clients through the same. If you want to learn about the term and how it works, here is some help for you.
In legal terms, a conservatorship is the legal status of guardianship assigned to someone for an adult. In other words, the conservator is given the legal authority to manage the personal and financial affairs of the conservatee.
The conservator monitors and establishes the physical case of the conservatee and needs to manage the living conditions for them. They can also limit the spending decisions of the conservatee. Jurisdictions also call conservatorship by the name of adult guardianship.
Angelique Friend is your trusted fiduciary who can help you go through the legal process of conservatorship without any hassle. She is well-versed with the process, the documents required, and what the legal authorities look for. Thus, acquiring the status of a conservator with Angelique Friend Probate Services turned out to be easy for many of our clients.
There are different types of conservatorship. Let us explain them below:
This is referring to the authority of life and health of the conservatee.
Under Financial conservatorship, is regarding the finances. The latter may have physical autonomy, they are not allowed to access their investments, money, and properties without permission from the former.
A limited conservatorship is where the conservator has the authority over only a few aspects of the conservatee’s life. Here, the latter is a mentally unstable adult and their needs are given priority along with autonomy.
In this type of conservatorship, the conservatee’s health, finances, and physical autonomy are under the authority of the conservator
Besides the four types of conservatorship, there are other three types, based on the duration – short-term (up to 90 days), temporary (for a limited time), and permanent (the rest of the conservatee’s life or until the court deems the individual as competent and able to care for themselves).
How it Works
Conservatorship happens when a person is not in a state to make the decisions. The mental incapacity of an individual to not make decisions leads to conservatorship.
It may happen because of – coma or incapacity, mental incapacitation due to illnesses like Alzheimer’s, genetic disabilities, etc.
To administer the conservatorship, you will have to go through legal proceedings. Seek assistance from our professional trustee Angelique Friend who can be a great help in such cases.
To proceed, the court will require the medical paperwork to grant conservatorship. They give opportunities to the conservatee to present their side and be heard.